Meghalaya Congress rubbishes dissidence reports

Meghalaya Congress denied reports of fresh dissidence within the party even as it formed an intra-party grievance cell to prevent any rumblings in the state unit.

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2011, 19:25 PM IST

Shillong: Meghalaya Congress on Monday denied
reports of fresh dissidence within the party even as it formed
an intra-party grievance cell to prevent any rumblings in the
state unit.

Pradesh Congress president Friday Lyngdoh heads the
five-member grievance cell, which also comprise of former
Union Minister P R Kyndiah and state unit working president
Deborah Marak.

"Any Congress MLA, member of district council or party
functionary can approach the cell with their grievances. The
cell would coordinate with the state government and try to
address it," Lyngdoh told a press conference here.
"It is my duty to let the people know of certain facts
so that they can clear the air on the series of
misrepresentations and speculations that have been circulating
recently," he said.

There had been recent reports of dissatisfaction among
some party MLAs who allegedly ganged up against chief minister
Mukul Sangma and even took their grievances to Congress
president Sonia Gandhi.

"Congress president denied of having met any
dissident. She was categorical that there was no question of
change in leadership in the state. She has asked all partymen
to work unitedly for the betterment of the people," Lyngdoh
said.
The Pradesh Congress president also appealed to his
partymen to set at rest any unnecessary or negative
speculation about dissidence in the party.

Lyngdoh also warned that action would be initiated
against any MLA who goes against instructions of the party.
Meghalaya, a political volatile state, has seen 22
governments in its 38-year statehood.

PTI